The National Disaster Management and Organisation has warned Ghanaians to prepare for what it calls heat exhaustion across the country due to current high temperatures.
According to NADMO, symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating and rapid pulse, a result of the body overheating.
In a statement, NADMO explained that heat exhaustion occurs after an individual is exposed to extremely high temperatures and is often accompanied by dehydration.
NADMO says the average temperature expected tomorrow is expected to be the highest this week from 39°C to 42°C during midday, as a result, heat-related illness is most likely.
“Heat exhaustion is a condition where symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. This occurs after one is exposed to high temperatures and is often accompanied by dehydration.”
The average temperature across the country, on Wednesday 6th March 2019, is expected to be the highest for the week; rising from
approximately 39°C to 42°C in the afternoon. Therefore the risk of heat-related illness is most likely.
As a precautionary measure, NADMO urged the general public to drink plenty of fluids (water, juice) and also avoid caffeine, alcohol and tight clothing.
“In view of this, NADMO wishes to alert the general public to take the following precautionary measures. Drink plenty of fluids (cool water, juices) Avoid caffeine and alcohol Avoid tight clothing Wear light clothing.”